Match The Velocity Graph

Start Velocity Matching 1

Start Velocity Matching 2

Start Velocity Matching 3

Please wait for the animation to completely load.

Use the mouse to drag the rear bumper of the toy monster truck (the red ball).  The goal of this exercise is to match the velocity vs. time graphs as shown in the animation (position is given in centimeters and time is given in seconds).    Restart

After you have successfully matched the three velocity graphs answer the following questions.

1.  Were you surprised by anything while you were matching the velocity graphs?  Explain.

2.  Describe the motion you need to match the first graph.

3.  Describe the motion you need to match the second graph.  Did you always move the mouse in same direction?  If not, at what point did you change the direction of motion. 

4.  Describe the motion you need to match the third graph.  Did you always move the mouse in same direction?  If not, at what point did you change the direction of motion.